The iPhone 12 is approaching its one-year anniversary, and its successor, rumored to be called the iPhone 13, could arrive in the coming months. We don’t know for sure, but Apple’s newest smartphone might be unveiled alongside the Apple Watch 7 and AirPods 3 at the company’s fall event in September.
The iPhone 13 event could be online-only, similar to last year’s unveiling of the iPhone 12. Because of the tech giant’s rumored plan to delay its return to in-person labor owing to rising COVID-19 cases, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman hypothesized in his Power On newsletter in July that Apple’s next event will be entirely virtual.
Starting in September, Apple declared that all employees would be obliged to come into the office three days a week. An in-person iPhone 13 event would have been “plausible” if Apple had stayed to the September timeline, according to Gurman. He is now anticipating another online-only event.
Despite the fact that the event will be entirely virtual, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts four different iPhone 13 models: the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
In April, Apple held its first event of 2021, revealing new iPads, colored iMacs, a purple iPhone 12, and AirTags trackers. Then there was WWDC in June, where we got our first look at iOS 15. At neither event, Apple said anything about the iPhone 13.
However, no one expected the iPhone 13 to be introduced so soon. So, when will Apple’s next flagship phones be unveiled? Apple has yet to announce a date for the iPhone 13 event. However, based on Apple’s past, we can usually forecast when the company’s iPhone events will take place and make an educated prediction as to when the device will be released.
While the pandemic altered the course of 2020, with the firm’s first September event in eight years without an iPhone due to production delays, Kuo thinks that the company will return to its customary cadence in 2021. According to a March 24 report based on supply chain data, the iPhone 13 will be released in late September.
In April, DigiTimes quoted industry insiders as saying that manufacture for the phones’ new chips is ahead of schedule, putting the phone’s release back on a pre-COVID timeframe.
If all of this is accurate, we may expect to see the iPhone 13 for the first time at an event in September.
Apple’s events are normally held on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, and iPhone release dates are usually established approximately a week and a half after the company unveils new products. New iPhones are typically released on a Friday in the third week of September.
Newturn dug deep into the Apple event timeline a few years back and came up with a plausible Labor Day idea, which you can read about here. The Labor Day rule would place the September Apple event (and the introduction of the iPhone 13) on Sept. 8, with a Sept. 17 release date, according to the 2021 calendar.
We won’t know whether this is correct until Apple holds an event and displays the phones. However, if you want to plan ahead and save for an iPhone 13, we recommend sticking to the September release date, at least for now.
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